Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home
Memorial Day Blog Hop!!

Let me tell you, there are so many great bloggers involved, you will probably want to take a few days to get through them all :)

You should have arrived here from
If you lose your way just click on the badge below to start at the beginning.

My card is a simple  Miss You card. I decided to try the red whote and blue color theme... doesn't come easily to me ..LOL

The paper is DCWV ~ Summer Dream Stack and Stampin Up. The sentiment and punches are Stampin Up. The image is Cricut ~ A Childs Year and the banner is cut free hand.

I hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations to be found on this hop! 
Now you will move on to  Desert Rose Outpost
Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Getting Ready For Another OWH Hop !


It's time for another OWH Blog Hop ! The theme for this hop .... Miss You  .... is just perfect for Memorial Day Weekend.

So if you have some free time, I hope you will stop by and see work by some of the most talented people in 'blogland' !

Remember, the fun starts at 10 am Eastern on Saturday the 28th ! Hope to see you !

Friday, May 13, 2011

Out Of My Comfort Zone

This card started with the ribbon. I rarely ever use black in any of my projects, but I have wanted to use this ribbon ever since I bought it for a 50th birthday gift. So then I had to pick a color to go with it...

This blue just seemed to jump out at me, so it's what I went with :)

All the supplies except the ribbon are Stampin Up. The ribbon came from Walmart, I think.

Thanks for taking to the time to stop by :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

MPS Challenge #11

Robyn's Challenge #11 is to use Pink,Green and Black

This project was already partly done for me... My daughter gave me this vase with the green stones and the black ribbon for Mother's Day... It came with some some Copic markers :) .. all I had to do was find a cut that would work in Pink from the From My Kitchen  cartridge.... hummm... duh.... Pink Pig..

The pig really is Pink.... can't seem to get the lighting right ... sorry

I used black and pink vinyl to cut the pig... this is the first time I layered a vinyl cut... was pretty easy, but this was a simple cut.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by :)

MPS Challenge #12

I really wish I had been able to follow along with Robyn's NSD challenges as they were happening, but unfortunately I couldn't. So when I was able to check them out Sunday, I decided to work my way backwards....... that't why I am starting with #12 - something with a Kid's Theme.

I also decided I was going to try to use only one cartridge - From My Kitchen - If only I had more time I know I could do all 12 ... I just might, even though the challenges will be closed :)

The kid's was cut from Cricut Classis Fonts, all other cuts  - From My Kitchen.
Card stock is Stampin Up and Designer paper is DCWV.
I add I added Stickles and Glossy Accents to the buttons and some white gel pen to the edges.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day !

I am wishing all of the mom's...of all types... a very Happy Mother's Day !

I lost my mom 5 years ago and I still can't put my heart into making cards for this day.... this is the 1st year I have made any... and then, I only made 4...

I am posting them today so I can put them away... hoping next year I can add more.

All stamps, paper and punches are from Stampin Up.All the ribbon, except the pink with flowers, are from Stampin Up. The pink ribbon is from my stash.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)

Thanks for stopping by .....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Baby Shower Card

Here is the card that I made for the same baby shower that I made the banner for.

I used Paisley and Kate's ABC's a stamp from Stampin Up.
The directions for the pop up inside can be found at     Dawns Stamping Studio

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Baby Shower Banner

I decided to do a rather unconventional gift for a baby shower.... a banner with the baby's name. When I started to plan it out, the only thing I was sure of was I didn't want the traditional triangle shape. So I started to check out all my Cricut handbooks. When I came across the paisley shape from the Paisley cartridge, I knew I had found my background.

I cuttlebugged the pink layer with the swiss dots folder, made rossettes and inked the edges.( I ended up digging out my hot glue gun - gasp !! - to hold those beautiful yet hard to hold together rosettes ! )The letters for the name are from Nursery Rhyme. 

The papers are Stampin Up and DCWV.

The felt flowers are Stampin Up.

The little girl cuts are from Kate's ABC's. I attached the white satin ribbon to the center of the paisley shape with brads and covered them on the back with a circle punched from the brown cardstock. I used glue dots and a tiny flower brad to attach the girls to the ribbon. I tried several different adhesives to attach the felt flowers to the ribbon and finally ended up using fabric glue.

I added a few gems, a little bit of stickles and brown bows and called it done.

I sewed small bone rings to the white ribbon about 14 inches away on each end and then stiched the white bows to them.

The time and effort I put into this project was well worth it as the mom-to-be really seemed to like it :)

I made a card to go with this, but will save that for my next post...

As always, thanks for stopping by.

ps   I entered this in the challenge at Scrappy Moms Stamps